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World Voice 2017

37916040-c439-488c-a938-0e069a4be52aWorld Voice is a British Council led project, in which an international network of professionals are coming together to ensure all children and young people across the world have access to singing education of the highest quality.

World Voice 2017 brings together singing professionals and World Voice Master Trainers from 17 different countries, to share songs and celebrate the power of singing.

Lincolnshire is delighted to welcome World Voice Master Trainers from Ethiopia and Jordan, who are working alongside our own UK-based Vocal Leaders to offer unmissable opportunities for young people, singing leaders, music teachers, vocalists, choir members and music facilitators alike.

4ceb3586-897d-4504-ac5e-4b44fe0947a9Zeny Zerfu Ethiopian Master Trainer will be sharing knowledge and cultural repertoire alongside Jordanian Master Trainer Sahar Khalifeh Shtiawi who is a professional singer, percussionist, actress, and music therapist with over 30 years’ experience in the music industry.

Cathy Graham, British Council Director Music, said: “World Voice continues to amaze me with its ability to transform the atmosphere of a classroom, for teachers and children, wherever it goes around the world. I’m sure everyone that takes part in this latest residency will enjoy experiencing first hand those same transformative effects and will take away not only some new musical ideas but also an experience of another culture through singing.”


  • To access the World Voice Songbook, containing the songs introduced by Master Trainers in workshops and many more, click here.
  • For an introduction to the project and to find out more about World Voice, click here.
  • For more ideas and activities to use with children and young people, click here.
  • For a short infographic of the benefits of singing, click here.
  • A guide on the how the voice works and how you can look after it can be found here.
  • To view the presentation of the project as a PDF file click here.


On Sunday 15th October from 10am – 3pm at the Myle Cross Centre in Lincoln, a free Vocal Workshop Day is taking place offering a unique and lively range of repertoire and techniques that will provide invaluable experience for anyone involved in singing.

As well as the Master Trainers and UK Vocal Leaders, soundLINCS are delighted that singer/songwriter, World Voice Vocal Leader and acclaimed Musical Director Jane Wheeler will also be leading part of the day, with a session focusing on using world songs in the classroom in the afternoon.

The Vocal Workshop Day is completely free to attend and places are limited! To secure your place please contact soundLINCS on 01522 510073 or email info@soundlincs.org.